This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    Prince Edward visits various locations in South Africa, part of official Royal Tour.

  • Description

    Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII and then Duke of Windsor) on Royal Tour of African countries.

    Title reads: "New Era Films Ltd. Present ... Prince of Wales' Tour. Part 6. Produced by British Instructional Films Ltd. Surbiton, Surrey. Photographed by G. Barkas and S. Rodwell. Approved by the Admiralty".

    The Prince shaking hands in South Africa (he is using his left hand - his right is bandaged as he has strained it through shaking too many people's hands!) Procession coming down street, 2 long lines of young men (from University of Stellenbosch?) jog along pulling coach carrying Prince, crowd follows.

    Prince visits ostrich farm at Oudtshoorn. 3 workers secure ostrich, crowd outside pen watch. Prince gets a lose look at the bird as they cut off a couple plumes. Prince wears an ostrich plume in his hat as he is given a tour of the rest of farm.

    Prince rides at front of a large group on horseback, hilly landscape in background. Shot from above showing huge crowds lining route as Prince's motorcade passes through Port Elizabeth. More shots panning over crowd. Prince on platform, crowd in foreground give a cheer. Students costumed as Zulus block the way of Prince's car, then students in soldiers' uniforms "rescue" him, crowd watches and then swarms around his car & cheer.

    Shots of black Africans in European dress, including man in top hat. Row of women wearing leopard skin pillbox hats. Back view CU man in top hat, he then turns to face camera. CU baby sitting on grass, holding flag. Part of military band - conductor & trombonist. Top hat man & other. Baby raising hand in a salute!

    Gathering at Maseru of native Africans from all over Basutoland. People riding horses across wide open space, they are dressed for cool weather with shawls & hats. Prince arrives in car. Prince presents silver mounted canes to chiefs. At Ladysmith, Prince's car coming under arch, accompanied by soldiers on horses.

    Prince visits Spion Kop, site of Boer War battle. Pan on steep hill. Prince & group walking across field, they pass old trench at top of hill where British soldiers are buried. CU grave - a cross stuck in pile of stones Cheering crowd in Durban, some have climbed up on a monument, some wave flags. Prince drives through streets. Sailors, soldiers & boy cadets with rifles marching past Prince & South African VIPs.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:45:00 / 01:47:01:00
    ON 486

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment